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KALAYAAN CHICAGO 2009 TAKES OFF
 

   An early and laudable display of support and solidarity impressed the core group of Kalayaan, the annual community-wide celebration of Philippine Independence, during one of its regular meetings last Sunday (January 11, 2009) at Wyndham Hotel.
    All the 2009 Kalayaan muses and their parents attended the on-going meetings and submitted initial and tentative guest list.
    "The bodes well for an event and celebration still about six months away." noted Hernan Bundalian, Overall Chair of Kalayan '09 who presided Sunday's meeting. The session was also a final effort to streamline Saturdays (January 17, 2009) Kalayaan Kick off ceremonies and Induction of Officers at Meridian Banquet in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
   Kalayaan officers and members are also elated over the expeditious manner by which the programs and working committee assignments have been completed.
   "We've trimmed items in this Saturday's ceremonies," assured Ed Cabanayan, in charge of the Kick off program and Induction rites. "We shortened the program in polite consideration of and deference to the wished of our guest. We have scheduled brief remarks and only those germane to the program and ceremonies."
  Capsuled and timed remarks were scheduled for Ronnie Cascolan, Co-Chair of the Kalayaan Executive Committee, acceptance speech of Hernan Bundalian, Overall Chair of Kalayaan "09 Executive Committee and Orly Bernardino, founder of Kalayaan to finally bring the ceremonies home.
   Atty. Jun Joaquin, legal Adviser of Kalayaan will induct the new set of officers while Kalayaan spiritual leader, Mrs. Josefina Sibayan, President of the Abra Association of the Midwest, will deliver the invocation, Judy Zarate, Executive Chair of Kalayaan Program Committee will acknowledge the previous present of the club presidents and special guests while Lori Bernardino, aside from emceeing the program, will also present this year's Kalayaan muses.
   The scaled down program content and presentation is in keeping with Overall Chair, Mr. Bundalian 's theme to allow more time for guests to have fun and socialize.
    "This is in departure from precious and unending practice of former chairs and leaders to allow personalities to harangue and therefore harass our guests." Bundalian said. (Reprinted from THE PHILIPPINE WEEKLY  a Filipino newspaper in Chicago)
 

 

Lori Bernardino -EMCEE
 

DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF ED CABANAYAN
 

INVOCATION by Mrs. Josefina Sibayan, President of the Abra Association of the Midwest
 

Judy Zarate, Executive Chair of Kalayaan Program Committee will acknowledge the previous present of the club presidents and special guests
 

Some of the new officers
 

The Induction Officer
Atty. Jun Joaquin, legal Adviser of Kalayaan
the 2009 Committee and Officers
 

Acceptance Speech by Hernan Bundalian, Overall Chair of Kalayan '09
 
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